studio shots part 2: welcome to the palace

Here are some overall photo views of my new studio space.

Coming up the stairs you see storage – it’s taken me six months to take a day to look through what was actually in most of these boxes. I didn’t actually get around to clearing them out and organizing them but at least I added a sticky note telling me what was in each one.

The purple sleeper sofa was here before. It’s from the 60’s and weighs about a thousand pounds. I recovered it years ago (it was hideous) when I helped a friend take it off her hands. I paid two seriously burley guys to get it up the stairs to the third floor years ago. They had to hold it straight up on end to get it around the corner entry of the stairs. I realized a little late that filling in the opening above the stairs (turned into a closet) precluded it ever leaving the attic again.

In the foreground you see my pressing/ironing station… the previous posts spotlights this in case you missed it. I spend lots of hours at my computer watching birds land in the tree right outside this window. It’s heaven. To the left you can see my trusty Bernina Record 930. It’s my primary machine these days and I love it. There is a yoga mat under the fluffy green rug that I pull out occasionally.

Next around is my HQ16 – one of the first made. No stitch regulator. Just me and the needle going up and down a million miles an hour. I built in the window seats as a reading nest. Underneath I’ve stored machine cases and a roller table with my wide format color printer and a stool with all my printing supplies dumped into it. My duct-tape-double, mounted in a plaster filled bucket stands guard and I haven’t put my clunky serger away yet. There is a yoga ball that needs a lot more inflating before I see if I can sit on it at my computer.

The closet holds my finished artwork, blank stretched canvases, rolls of fabric, and batting. It’s stuffed. But at least I know where everything is.

This is just half of my space. (Spoiled much!?)
Stay tuned for the other half next week.

Any questions? Feel free to ask them!

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  1. Julie Stump says:

    Where did you purchase the wire basket piece?

    • There is a whole blog post about it just down the feed. The wire shelves are from IKEA but I’m pretty sure you can get something similar from most home improvement stores.

  2. Lovely! You are nesting well in your creative roost. Like you, I have my computer by a window that looks out on our back patio next to park property. So many beautiful birds to see! We safely lowered our humming bird feeder to just 4 feet off the ground over the bird bath. Sure is a nice break from tedious, but necessary, computer work. May you enjoy many happy hours of creating, dreaming, and stitching.

  3. Jeannie says:

    Lyric, it is a beautiful space. What is most important is that it works for you. I too have my computer set up next to a window where I can watch the birds in the dogwood. I think I do my birdwatching than anything else. Wishing you years of creative joy in your new space. (I remember when you had a downstairs room ages ago.)

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